37 posts • joined Thursday 27th September 2007 16:32 GMT
Re: Do the Windows Shuffle!
Just like Star Trek movies... Every Other One Isn't Crap. But my skip list looks more like
- skip Win95
- skip Win2K, Win98/ME
- skip Vista
- skip Win8
(Posted from a Vista-licensed machine running Kubuntu with XP in a VM and Win7 networked.)
All seriousness aside
yer all dweebs. SciTE for the win. (For when vim is more than I need.)
"All Reg readers doubtless wish VirnetX well in this endeavour. "
A very deep, dank well. With alligators at the bottom.
Sadly, still blocked by Verizon wireless.
I'd have to say my first processor was whatever powered my HP-29c programmable calculator. From there I've seen the 6502 (OSI), 6520 (C-64), 8088/8087 (Zenith z150), NEC v-20, 80386 (before it became the i386) w/ 80387, i486, i487, ... then Pentiums and successors. Oh,and680x0 descendants in PDAs, ARM in my smartphone, ??? in HP tablet. Typing this on a Core 2 Duo.
UK only, or US/rest-of-world too?
I freely admit to cluelessness, but I don't see kids in the U.S.A. craving Blackberry for its social media. Is this peculiar to the UK, or is this a wider-spread phenomenon?
US$2.99, not $1.99 (at Amazon.com)
Oooh! Just what I need!
...to keep up with my <1Mbps "broadband" DSL....
Damn, they're on to us!
Guess we'll have to go back to the usual, poorly-organized plan to take over the soles of the world's unsuspecting population.
And all that legwork gone to waist....
I just wish I could write "apologies" like that.
Sixth picture -
Could be from lots of machines. I have a bank of these, from a PDP-8. Slightly chopped up so I could take detail photos.
First picture: Memory bank from some machine. Univac, maybe?
Picture 5: Google/ Cnet shows the image this was chopped out of.
Picture 9: closeup of my final project for a digital design lab? Although most of the board had a wider variety of colors (sorry, "colours").
Picture 11: ah, the fun you can have with a band printer in a self-serve computer lab :-) From artistic (dancing printers) to pornographic (feelthy peectures for real) to simply destructive (paper jam! at 5 pages/second!)
[where's the rusty old codger icon?]
Only 48-bit physical memory???
Sheesh ---- what can you do with a mere 64 terabytes of RAM? Play games maybe, like Really Angry Birds.
Gimme the full 16 exabytes, or go home! I'm READY for a motherboard with 8 billion sockets for 2GB memory modules!
One good-working app
It runs the Kindle app quite well, so far. So I have a large-screen, backlit, color Kindle with 10 times the storage, for $150US. An excellent deal.
And the browser works *much* better than Kindle's little foray into that field. Haven't even bothered to try the email, I just don't care. I have better things to read.
SWMBO wants one too, if we can snag one of those "final-run" units.
Don't be silly...
You need to look on the other side.
Okay, I'm kinda impressed
I supposed this was a UK-only thing at first --- I put in "edinboro" for a location, to see what it would do, and it *found* Edinboro, Pennsylvania (abut 400 miles from me). So then I put in my town of Bloomsburg, all 12,000 of us, and it found us too. Turns out the Mars Spirit rover could just about get out of town, but it went the wrong way to come to my house.
never mind the pencil...
a joke's a joke, but "C'mon, guys, let us back in now!!!!"
Mine's the one with the not-perfectly-airtight seals at wrists and ankles.
jelly, donuts, GeV, and beauty
Funny you should mention jelly donuts --- as we should all remember from physics (or maybe cooking) class, 1 jelly donut gives about 1 megaJoule, thus about 6e15 GeV.
So you'd need around 1.2 trillion anti-bottomed beauties to get that jelly into that donut.
My conclusion: the LHC is not as effective as a stationary bicycle for weight loss.
Hopethe reviews were right...
I bought the wife a Fuze based on your review (and the presence of a microSD slot). If she doesn't like it, I'll take it. If I don't like it, I'll have to come after you all with a sonic screwdriver....
Hardly a new idea - go back 81 years
Charles Lindbergh solo'ed across the Atlantic in a plane with no front window --- the "Spirit of St. Louis" had a fuel tank in front.
Admittedly, you wouldn't want to lean out the side for a looksee at supersonic speeds...
@matt bryant and A.C.
Have I seen methanol burn? Yes.
Have I seen the noble-hero-saves-his-buddies-by-falling-on-the-live-grenade scene? Yes.
Do you really know what "Joke Alert" means? I'm not so sure.
"not...unacceptably hazardous" ?
I wonder --- suppose something snags the pin on one of those grenades, and it goes off close by the fuel cell. The shrapnel could rupture the cell, leaking methanol, which might then ignite. This could indeed lead to a hazardous situation!
Mine's the teflon one with the kevlar inserts.
shure, Y nought?
ISP - Verizon (buncha scumbagz)
DNS resolvers - 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
Doxpara and DNS-OARC basically agree that my ISP's DNS servers are okay, but my local NAT router isn't randomizing the source ports very well.
My router is a re-imaged Linksys - guess I better get around to updating it :-(
(Icon? "Proceed with this nonsense at flank speed!")
The primary danger is from the thin metallic sheet
Fortunately, my on-head turbine's parabolic dish is made of felt. Provides thermal and kinetic shock absorption, whilst not focusing those lethal Marconi rays!
...linux microkernel... ?
Andy Tanenbaum must be spinning in his grave.
"But Andy Tanenbaum's still alive!"
"This'll kill him."
What about the standard for width or thickness ???
On this side of the Atlantic Pond, we measure such things in units of RCH --- the Red ... err, umm, Crotch... Hair.
I will accept funding for research into the correct conversion factors.
It's a heritage thing
My ancestors, teetotalers every one, left Scotland 300 years ago (chased out, but sobriety was only part of it).
Figuring about eight generations between John Paisley and me, I think I need to knock back about 32 units a day to restore the family honor.
Fill 'er up again, please.
leading edge is the key
Iapetus is indeed tidelocked to Saturn, but that means that there is a constant leading edge to get covered with impact debris. So equal solar input on all sides will have more effect on the darkened leading edge.
Add in the possibility that reflected light from Saturn contributes to the warming --- but only on (part of) the leading edge.
Turns out the New Scientist has something to say:
"...we can calculate that 1 UK = 8 Belgiums. Owing to an oversight, Wales isn't mentioned. Other sources for the value of Wales put it at almost exactly a Burma and a touch under an El Salvador. However, a Wales is bigger than a Slovenia."
Know thyself --- if you need help, call the CIA.
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